Wednesday, April 18, 2012

GAC Reair's Opry Live!

I was looking through my Tv And saturday/sunday Morning at 12 AM GAC will be reairing grand opry Live with Scotty! So if you are up that late or if you have DVR and missed it the first time you got another chance!!!

Scotty McCreery puts a new spin on country music

Handsome 17-year old "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery changed the way I think about country music. - Scotty McCreery official website

Aside Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, or Dolly Parton, I’ve never really liked country music. I have always thought of country music as something farmers or Southerners listen to when they remember the feelings of home and family. So when I looked at the handsome face of 17-year old “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery, I figured he was a typical Taylor Swift singing about love, relationships, or southern life growing up. Boy was I wrong!

A native of Garner, North Carolina, McCreery began singing at a very young age in church choir. By age ten, he had learned how to play the guitar and sing like “The King.” In the late 2000s, McCreery won “Clayton Idol,” a smaller scale “American Idol” in North Carolina. He then successfully auditioned for Season 10 of “American Idol” in Milwaukee and won the competition after eighteen rounds of singing.

McCreery released his first album entitled “Clear As Day” in October 2011 and just last week won the Academy of Country Music Awards New Artist of the Year award. Ironically, he’ll be attending North Carolina State University this fall to major in marketing or communications, instead of something music- related.

After listening to his hit single featured on the album, “The Trouble with Girls,” I was pleasantly surprised. While some of his songs have to do with typical country love, his deep, bass voice resonates so beautifully. This particular song really reflects his character. It impresses me how humble he’s been since winning American Idol. I’m equally amazed at how he wants to remain a normal high school senior, despite his national celebrity status.

Of the twelve tracks featured on the CD, “Water Tower Town” and “I Love You This Big” are two other notable songs. “Water Tower Town” is a fun, upbeat and pure country success that will have you bouncing and singing along. On the opposite end of the spectrum, “I Love You This Big” sounds like an intimate moment meant for prom or the first dance at a wedding. Listening to those three songs, I feel like McCreery is pouring out his soul into his music. As a huge fan of many different types of music, I am definitely going to be more open to country music. McCreery has made me look at country music in a new light, and I am excited to see what he releases next.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Abby Leidigh

You can relax to Scotty McCreery's music on those long flights now!

Linda Chen ‏ @LindaChen168
Listening to @ScottyMcCreery CAD during my flight from SF to Shanghai via In Flight Entertainment System. #wow